'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Grave Danger'
(George Eads, William Peterson, Paul Guilfoyle, Eric Szmanda, et al / Blu ray+DVD / NR / 2012 / Paramount)
Overview: Director Quentin Tarantino brings his edgy, pulse-pounding style of filmmaking to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in this gripping, feature-length offering from the acclaimed, top-rated crime-drama series.
Blu-ray+DVD Verdict: As you may or may not know, 'Grave Danger' is the name of the fifth season finale of the American crime drama 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.' Set in Las Vegas, Nevada, as always, the only difference in this episode is that the two parter was directed by movie director Quentin Tarantino back in 2005.
The episode opens with Nick Stokes (George Eads) being called to a crime scene. But, once there he quickly discovers there is no evidence of a crime, just a pile of disembodied intestines and a Styrofoam cup. Weirdly packaged in an evidence bag, when the man responsible for the staging abducts Stokes, it’s up to Gil Grissom (William Peterson), Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger), and the CSI crew to track down one of their own before it's too late.
Without giving anything away, Stokes is buried alive in a Plexiglas coffin with nothing but some glow sticks, a tape recorder, and a gun - should he wish to take his own life. Oh, and a bright light and a webcam have been installed so his CSI colleagues can watch him suffer. As for the tension factor, the building of it is patient and methodical, never truly getting dragged out needlessly. This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of "CSI—Tarantino Style.”